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Asus A53SD-SX1208V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Asus A53SD-SX1208V. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and reliability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the portability. There are some less positive reviews about the energy efficiency and durability.

performance, price, usability, reliability, screen

durability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus A53SD-SX1208V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ROWAN (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent Purchase

 

The ASUS Laptop ran perfectly well for quite some time, no problems. Installed an extra 4GB stick easily, bumped it up to 8GB. If you run the machine on HighPerformance and it needs to charge up at the same time, expect some heating issues. Recommend a...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good until went bad :(

 

I probably got the 1/10000 one with a problem. I'll be sending this back to ASUS when I get the chance. Blue screens and random slow downs leads me to believe it's a HDD problem. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone due to my issues.

It worked well the first month I bought it, but began to degrade after that ; Looks nice, 10-key

It blue-screens every once in a while ; Runs extremely slow randomly and 70% of the time it crashes, often have to hard-reset ; Heats up quick when playing games, so buy a notebook cooler

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

crashes, stalls, glitches

 

Laptop will freeze up when watching youtube, netflix, movies on the computer or DVD. Don't plan on any online gaming, and the mouse is super sensitive without the option to turn off the tap to click feature. Product will also exit out of a screen and...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Lisa (circuitcity.com)

Nice and fast

 

Nice and fast, video looks great, doesn't heat up. Would have liked a better webcam. Some things are hard to find, but that may be a matter of getting used to new computer. SO glad it has Windows 7. Overall, I'm quite happy with this computer so far.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Lisa, (tigerdirect.com)

Nice and fast

 

Nice and fast, video looks great, doesn't heat up. Would have liked a better webcam. Some things are hard to find, but that may be a matter of getting used to new computer. SO glad it has Windows 7. Overall, I'm quite happy with this computer so far.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: KINGONLY (tigerdirect.com)

Fantastic Laptop

 

This is my first laptop that I purchased for myself. I am an avid gamer and needed something that would at least allow me to play my Steam games. I did upgrade the RAM to 8GB, but have had zero problems. Everything looks great and when I hook it up to...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: unett, (tigerdirect.com)

We have a 'family' of Asus laptops

 

I recently purchased 2 of these for my grandchildren - on their father's recommendation. I also picked up the 17'' version for myself. Last year dad and grandpa both bought this laptop and highly recommend it.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: henry (tigerdirect.com)

Great budget i7 laptop

 

By its price ($599) at this time, it's great deal and great product with quality. 4G RAM is a weakness, but expandable to 8G is an optional to go when feel performance issue in future. As all tablet configured with only i5 now, this one with i7 and...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: MIKE (circuitcity.com)

Good enough

 

I mainly bought this laptop for gaming and school. As a gaming machine it works fine, nothing amazing, don't expect to be playing Crysis on high on it. But it does play good games like Counter Strike Source and AVA on high graphics. Other games like...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: MIKE (tigerdirect.com)

Good enough

 

I mainly bought this laptop for gaming and school. As a gaming machine it works fine, nothing amazing, don't expect to be playing Crysis on high on it. But it does play good games like Counter Strike Source and AVA on high graphics. Other games like...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Brown / Red / White
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 610M / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B960 / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I5-2450M / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B960 / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / I5-2450M / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 53442 / 53452 / 53470 / 59836
Processor code:SR02S / SR04Z / SR07V / SR0DN / SR0DP
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.96
Height (front):1.3
Height (rear):1.37
Weight:5.73
Width:14.9